Severe gum disease, called periodontitis, occurs when the bacterial infection that causes gum disease produces pockets between teeth and gums. Bacteria flourish in these pockets and destroy the bonds that hold teeth and gums together. This very serious condition can lead to tooth, gum, and bone loss and negatively impacts overall health. In fact, studies show that patients with gum disease are twice as likely to develop heart disease.
Dr. Polansky inserts a soft-tissue laser the thickness of three hairs into the bacteria-filled pocket to eliminate infection and promote reattachment of natural tissue. Two, two-hour sessions are typically all that are needed to renew periodontal wellbeing and alleviate the destructive effects of periodontitis. Most patients go on with their daily business immediately following treatment. No anesthesia is required, and stitches aren’t needed.
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For cosmetic dentistry in Cherry Hill, call our dental office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Polansky. Our Cherry Hill office serves Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and surrounding areas.